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Quentin Wheeler’s firing of department chairs earlier this year didn’t sit well with university faculty members.  

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image: Prominent Neuroscientist Fired by Columbia, HHMI

Prominent Neuroscientist Fired by Columbia, HHMI

By Shawna Williams | March 8, 2018

The specific reason for Thomas Jessell’s dismissal has not been disclosed.

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Institutions document the effects of unconscious bias and set specific goals for gender balance.

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image: New Initiatives Offer Jobs, Funding to Women Only

New Initiatives Offer Jobs, Funding to Women Only

By Ashley Yeager | January 5, 2018

To correct gender disparities in academic science, the Max Planck Society and the Australian government are taking the uncommonly direct approach of affirmative action.

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The nine plaintiffs allege the university’s actions put women at risk.

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An open letter from hundreds of faculty members in the U.S. and abroad declares they won’t encourage students to pursue education or careers there.

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image: Big Gender Gaps in Salk Institute Faculty: Report

Big Gender Gaps in Salk Institute Faculty: Report

By Kerry Grens | August 23, 2017

Authored by Salk PIs, the study claims women attract more federal funding, yet have smaller labs and receive less support from the institute.

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image: Diversity Lacking in US Academia: Study

Diversity Lacking in US Academia: Study

By Bob Grant | August 22, 2017

STEM faculties at public universities have an underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanics, and women, but there are signs of change.

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A cardiovascular surgeon’s research was rejected for publication because it referenced evolutionary theory, Turkish outlets report, while the university at the center of the tumult claims the story is false. 

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image: USC to Fire Former Medical School Dean

USC to Fire Former Medical School Dean

By Diana Kwon | July 24, 2017

Carmen Puliafito, once a renowned ophthalmologist and professor, engaged in illicit drug use and partied with prostitutes.

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